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Calling all storytellers!

03/09/2016 09:29AM ● By J. Chambless

Natural Lands Trust and West Chester Story Slam are searching for storytellers to share their adventures in nature at “Center Stage: Stories of Adventures in Nature” on Saturday, May 21, at ChesLen Preserve.

Stories can be about five to eight minutes long, and should highlight our connection to the natural world.

Jim Breslin, founder of West Chester Story Slam, said, “We are looking for those stories where nature expresses her personality in unique ways. We all know nature can be serene at times, and yet raging at other times. Nature is inspiring yet dangerous, beautiful yet potentially deadly. The best stories are ones where you connect with the storyteller and you suddenly see the world in a different light."

If you have a story you’d like to tell, write it down and send it to Jim Breslin at by March 15. Include your full name and contact information. Jim will review all submissions and advise entrants if they are a pre-approved storyteller for this event.

Pre-approved storytellers will perform live on the outdoor stage at the Lenfest Center at ChesLen Preserve. Storytellers will also receive free admission to this event so they can enjoy other storytellers’ tales. Audience members must purchase event tickets directly from Natural Lands Trust’s website, or call 610-353-5587, ext. 243.Tickets are $20 per person for Natural Lands Trust members, $25 for non-members.

Since its founding in 1953, Natural Lands Trust has preserved more than 100,000 acres, including 42 nature preserves totaling more than 22,000 acres. Today, some 2.5 million people live within five miles of land under the organization’s protection. For more information, visit

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